Did you make New Year’s resolutions with the very best of intentions? Many of us do, but only a few will meet their goals. This year, why not make some more reasonable goals that are easily achievable and will help give you a healthier smile?
Visit Us Regularly
Regular dental visits and cleanings are often way down on the list of priorities, but it’s a simple routine that will help save you time and money in the future. When you see us regularly, we can check your teeth and gums for signs of more serious problems, potentially reducing the need for more complicated and expensive work later. It also reduces the risk of dental emergencies.
Regularly Brush and Floss Your Teeth
We said these goals are simple and brushing your teeth twice a day, and flossing once-a-day couldn’t be easier. Brushing twice a day will remove a lot of plaque and food buildup, but the contact areas between your teeth account for approximately 30% of tooth surfaces that cannot be reached by a brush. Flossing helps to prevent gum disease, tooth decay and bad breath.
Eat Fewer Sugary Foods
When you eat something sugary, oral bacteria thrive on the leftovers, producing acid that destroys tooth enamel. Try eating fewer sugary foods and when you do have something sweet, incorporate it into your main meal when damage to your teeth is reduced.